Our avocado mousse recipe takes 10 minutes to pull off a fancy dessert that’s surprisingly easy to make.
Achieving the perfect thickness is often challenging when making mousses, but with avocados, this shouldn’t be a problem. Unlike a traditional mousse, this one requires no heat and its density can be adjusted by adding more or less avocados. It’s luscious and flavorful, an effortless crowd-pleaser that you can make ahead of time.
What Does It Taste Like?
The fine, smooth blend is lightly sweetened and brightened with lime juice. The tang is everything—it lightens the seemingly heavy dessert and gives it the right balance of flavors. It’s enriched with cream and milk, and has that perfect texture we talked about.
We top it with avocado cubes, fresh mint, and toasted almond slices, which add a depth of nuttiness.
For more exciting and effortless ways to make avocado desserts, check out our collection of Avocado Dessert Recipes.
Is Avocado Mousse Healthy?
This creamy dessert is low in harmful fats and abundant in healthy fats, so we’d say it’s a pretty healthy treat. It contains 225 calories, with 13.8 g unsaturated fats and only 3.3 g saturated fats.
In addition, avocados also pack great micronutrients. They contain vitamin C, vitamin A, vitamin E, vitamin K, B vitamins, and many more.
Ingredients for Our Avocado Mousse Recipe
For this gorgeous dessert, we use the finest avocados that are uniformly green, like Haas. There’s nothing wrong with eating bruised (not spoiled) avocados, but since we’re aiming for a nice-looking dessert, they’re best saved for other recipes, like guacamole.
This mousse is sweetened with granulated sugar. Other types of sweeteners, such as honey, syrup, or diet sweeteners, are also welcomed, and they should be used in the same quantity as sugar).
To make it vegan-friendly, you can use plant-based milk and cream instead of the regulars.
If the lime’s tang is too strong for you, you can substitute it with lemon juice instead. Orange or other citruses are not recommended.
We also don’t recommend using other types of nuts. This dessert tastes best when sliced almonds are used, especially when they’re toasted.
We use mint for garnish, but adding it to the blend also gives the dessert a nice touch of freshness.
What Else Can I Add to This Avocado Mousse?
The mousse’s bright tang can be complemented by some berries. We prefer the taste of blueberries, but you can top the dessert with other berries, too.
Chocolate also goes well with avocado, but it doesn’t go well with the citrusy tang. For a chocolatey dessert, you can skip lime juice and add some cocoa powder or melted chocolate to the blend.
How to Store The Leftovers
This dessert doesn’t keep well in the freezer. It should last in the fridge for up to 4 days in an airtight container.
For convenient serving, store in individual glasses, then cover with plastic wrap. Peel the wrap away to serve.
Peel the avocado: run a knife around the fruit, lengthwise. Twist the two halves, open the fruit, and tap the pit with the knife to remove it. Peel the halves and repeat with other fruits until you have 12 oz avocado.
Toast 0.5 oz sliced almonds.
Combine 12 oz avocado, 3 tbsp sugar, 1 tbsp lime juice, 1/4 cup whole milk, and 1 1/4 tbsp heavy cream in a food processor.
Blend in 20 - 30 seconds until smooth.
Divide the mixture into 4 serving glasses.
Garnis and enjoy: top them with mint leaves and crushed almonds. The dessert tastes better when chilled for at least 2 hours.
How to Make Avocado Mousse
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 225Calories from Fat 154
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat 3.3g
Vitamin A 118IU
Vitamin C 9mg
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Tuyet Pham is an award-winning Saigonese chef who believes that joy is the secret ingredient to delicious food. At Healthy Recipes 101, Tuyet personally tests and simplifies every recipe, ensuring maximum flavor with minimal effort. With a background at prestigious French restaurants P’TI Saigon and Le Corto, Tuyet knows how to make every dish exceptional.
Luna Regina is an accomplished writer and author who dedicates her career to empowering home cooks and making cooking effortless for everyone. She is the founder of HealthyKitchen101.com and HealthyRecipes101.com, where she works with her team to develop easy, nutritious recipes and help aspiring cooks choose the right kitchen appliances.
Natalie Butler is a registered dietitian nutritionist with a passion to help others live their best life through food, fitness, safer beauty and a healthy lifestyle. She has expertise with a variety of diets and diseases and believes that there is no one-size-fits-all approach for health.
Avocado Mousse Recipe
a healthy and delicious dessert option that's easy to make.